A lawyer runs a stop sign and gets pulled over by a sheriff’s deputy.
He thinks that he is smarter than the deputy because he is a lawyer
from New York and is certain that he has a better education than any
cop from Texas . He decides to prove this to himself and have some
fun at the Texas deputy’s expense.
The deputy says, “License and registration, please.”
“What for?” says the lawyer.
The deputy says, “You didn’t come to a complete stop at the stop
Then the lawyer says, “I slowed down, and no one was coming.”
“You still didn’t come to a complete stop, Says the deputy. License
and registration, please.”
The lawyer says, “What’s the difference?”
“The difference is you have to come to acomplete stop, that’s the
law. License and registration, please!” the Deputy says.
Lawyer says, “If you can show me the legal difference between slow
down and stop, I’ll give you my license and registration; and you
give me the ticket. If not, you let me go and don’t give me the
“That sounds fair. Please exit your vehicle, sir,” the deputy says.
At this point, the deputy takes out his nightstick and starts
beating the daylights out of the lawyer and says, “Do you want me to
stop, or just slow down?”